Thiel College Featured in Exhibition of Regional Art Collections at Erie Art Museum
Oct. 6 , 2010
GREENVILLE, PA—Five pieces from Thiel College’s permanent art collection will be featured in “Hidden in Plain Sight: Art Treasures from Regional Collections” at the Erie Art Museum.
The Erie Art Museum, which is completing phase one of its extensive renovation and expansion project this month, is featuring art from collections in northwest Pennsylvania and southwest New York, including Thiel College, Allegheny College, the Crawford County Historical Society and the Drake Well Museum, among others. Among Thiel’s contributions are a portrait of President John Quincy Adams by Erie artist Moses Billings and “Three Venuses” by painter Angelica Kauffman. Other artists in the exhibition include Jasper Francis Cropsey, Paul Jenkins, Thomas Hart Benton, John James Audubon, Gilbert Stuart, Benjamin West and Norman Rockwell, among others.
Pieces loaned from these collections will supplement and complement items from the Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibit also will recognize the regional institutions for the treasures they own and important places they hold in the region.
“Hidden in Plain Sight” runs from Oct. 23, 2010 to April 10, 2011 in the museum’s Main Gallery. The museum, located at 411 State Street in Erie, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit erieartmuseum.org.
About Thiel College
Founded in 1866, Thiel College is a liberal arts, sciences and professional studies institution located in Greenville, Pa., that provides a great balance of academic challenge, personal and social involvement, and exceptional value to its 1,100 students. For more information about Thiel College, which is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, visit www.thiel.edu or call 800-24-THIEL.